or at least I will be soon!!! I just gotta mail in all the massive records of the fish I caught!! YAY!
I just got back a few days ago...and I must say first and foremost...this was the best fishing trip of MY LIFE!!! I do not know where to even start...seriously!!! I guess I should start with day 1...
As previously mentioned...the camp had no running water and...an outhouse!!! We arrived at camp around 11:00 am and therefore set about getting our gear ready for a half day of fishing!!!
We weren't expecting too much...half days sometimes do not produce as much for the obvious reasons...but can you believe we caught 7 Master Angler sized Pike that day...
This was my first big one on that first day. I could not believe what it felt like to haul in that huge of a fish. I mean, last year I caught an 8 pounder and that was it!!! Although I have to say that my first fish was a huge Walleye and I did win the beads for having the biggest Walleye!!!
This pike was only 42 inches long...and yes I say only because the next fish my hubby caught
He was happier than I had ever seen him (including our wedding day...lol) and you could tell the adrenaline was rushing with being afraid the big hog would somehow throw the hook or snap the line.
But he got it in (and if I do say so myself...my net job was AMAZING) and we measured and weighed and he got the beads that day. It was the biggest fish caught that day and boy was it FAT. This fish was healthy and LARGE.
We also caught two 44 inchers, two more 42 inchers and a 41.5 incher that day!! We did not think that it would be possible to top a 44.5 inch fish that weighed 24 pounds but...
INCH PIKE that weighed 27 POUNDS...
We could not believe the size of that monster. Needless to say, the beads went with him and stayed with him. He won the prize.
That fish was beautiful and large. I have never seen another pike like it!! What A Fish ~I sure hope that someday I have the opportunity to catch a fish like that :) We caught 4 Master sized fish the second day!!
On the third day we caught 11 Master sized Pike and we were amazed. We had never seen anything like this type of fishing before and my father in law and husband have been fishing for a combined 40 plus years. It was CRAZINESS!!!!
These fish are HOGS...
In fact, I am still in shock from the amount of fish we caught!!! On the fourth day we caught 13 MASTER SIZED FISH. It was amazing...the most amazing thing we had ever seen...we were just reeling them in!!!
The fifth day was even better with us catching a whopping 15 MASTERS!!!
Day six and seven produced 9 total and my sister in law and I did not fish one of those days because it snowed on us...yes it SNOWED!!!
It was so cold I seriously had on 8 layers of clothing...I wore:
1: a tank top
2: thermal undies (2 pairs)
3. sweatshirts (2)
4. T-shirts (2)
5. Flannel Jacket
I looked like a stuffed pig. I really did!! You cannot even tell that this is me because I am so covered...LOL!!
This trip was by far the most fun I have ever had!! The lake was unmatched for trophy pike fishing and I really hope that we get to go back again one day!!
One really special thing about this trip is that the lodge let us in special because they do not have an outpost set up on this camp. Therefore, we got to do a once in a lifetime trip that no one else gets to do. That made it that much greater!!
Overall we caught a WHOPPING 59 Master Angler sized Pike (over 41 inches)!! That is truly amazing and we were all stunned!!
My father in law also caught a 46 incher and my sister in law reeled in a 45 inch 20 pounder!! These were some large fish!!!
Overall, I caught 11 Master Angler sized fish and I am proud to add Northern Pike Specialist and Master Angler to my resume. What at trip of a lifetime.
Oh...by the way...to all you disbelievers out there...that 48 inch pike, the 46 inch pike, and the majority of the rest of them were all caught on that #1 lure you are all so unwilling to believe is the best...THE ORANGE HAMMER DID IT AGAIN!!! LOL ~
Tight Lines and Happy Trails~
aka THE FISHERBABE